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Death investigation launched in Sullivan County

Staff report • Aug 10, 2018 at 9:21 AM

Update, Noon: Police are reporting that a man killed Thursday on Benny Mowell Road jumped from a moving vehicle after threatening to commit suicide.  

The body was sent to Quillen College of Medicine for autopsy. No further information is available at this time.

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BLOUNTVILLE — Police say they are in the early stages of investigating a death in the southwest portion of Sullivan County.

According to Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Kristen Bostic, the Thursday incident involved a single motor vehicle on Benny Mowell Road.

As of Friday morning, investigators were still interviewing witnesses to sort through details of what occurred. More information is expected to be released at a later time.

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